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May 20, 2017

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Curtis Memorial Library

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME


$30 registration fee includes lunch

League of Women Voters of Maine biennial convention

The League of Women Voters of Maine will hold its biennial Convention where members will reflect on achievements of the past two years, elect a new board of directors, and chart a course for the next two years and beyond.
The day-long convention will begin where the League will put forward a proposed slate of directors, a two-year budget, and the program of work for 2017 through 2019.

In addition to electing a new board and charting a course for the next two years and beyond, the League will explore the political polarization of the nation and state and learn to navigate the new reality of “fake news.”

The following all-star guests to lead in these discussions:
• Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University
• Colin Woodard, author, “American Nations: The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America”
• Judy Meyer, managing editor, Sun Journal
• Josh Roiland, Assistant Professor & CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism in the Department of Communication and Journalism & the Honors College at the University of Maine

There is much for the League to celebrate. Its work over the last two years has advanced the cause for voting rights, ranked choice voting, reform of money in politics, ethics in government, and so much more.

The meeting is open to the public. Go online for a detailed agenda and to register.